Newsletter Date: March 1
Meeting Date: Feb. 24
Reporter: Bob Murphy
Jim Gilcreast  read the letter from George Washington to the Jewish Congregation on Newport at the Touro Synagogue, speaking of the need to oppose bigotry and persecution with a spirit of toleration.
President Geoff reported that the Rotary After Dark meeting held at the Smug Brewery in Pawtucket was a success, attended by 18 people.
Mary Brewster said the Tent Supper project to raise funds to buy tents to shelter victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas is going well. Six suppers have been arranged and slots have been mostly filled. Also several members who are not attending have contributed to the fund.
Mary and Rob Brewster hosted the first dinner, featuring a delicious Bahamain-inspired chicken dish, enjoyed by Art & Mary Norwalk, Jan Feyler and Sharon Garland.
Kris David reminded those interested to sign up at for the Rotary District 7950 Conference to be held at Hyannis on Cape Cod from May 1-3.   
Margaret Kane happy to be back from Florida
Terri Adelman also happy to be back from Florida and happy volunteers are doing great work for Literacy Project at Kizirian School
Jim Gilcrest happy in spirit of Cy Wyche
Pete Brock for recent trip to Oregon to visit his 92 year old mother and all his siblings - also happy he and his wife are closing on a new house.
Reverend Ralph Barlow happy for the political system of the US whose democratic principles always bring us through  
Bryan Cook for good work of Michaela  Hermann in organizing the meeting at the Smug Brewery and for the fun the members had in the trivia contest
Kris David for the success of the Rotary team in the trivia contest at the Brewery, coming in 3rd out of 14 teams
Connie Donnelly for the upcoming preview tour of the renovated Providence Public Library arranged by Erica Busillo Adams on March 19th
Art Norwalk for return of Tiffany Bumgardner and congratulations on birth of daughter Penelope.
Steve Hug for donations by members of items to donate to foster children.
Sandra Enos told us about her project to raise funds for RI non-profits known as "Giving Beyond The Box ".Her organization purchases a variety of products from area nonprofits and puts them in boxes to be sold for $35 or $50. The purchasers give the boxes as gifts and the benefit is twofold in that the non-profits get the direct funding from Giving Beyond The Box and the recipients of the boxes become familiar with the non-profits and their products and may be motivated to buy more boxes.
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